Illamasqua – Succubus

3 Feb

I’ve been on the look out for a really good, highly pigmented red gloss for a while now, and was just about to splurge on Chanel’s Rouge Allure Extrait de gloss when the Throb collection hit the Illamasqua shelves.

I wasn’t particularly interested in the nail polishes or the red lipstick – all of it seemed nice but I have plenty of red lippies already and the polishes just weren’t interesting enough for me to justify spending money on. However, the intense lipgloss is AMAZING.



This is the first intense lipgloss I’ve bought from Illamasqua and I am seriously seriously impressed. I’m not massively fond of the scent – it’s a kind of fake strawberry smell which I think just makes it seem a bit cheaper than it really is, but I love the perspex applicator.

I have little patience for products that promise things and then totally don’t deliver but this really is what it says – intense! In the photo below, I’m wearing just the sheerest wash, but you can definitely amp it up for more coverage – it’s seriously pigmented!

All in all, a thumbs up from me! Currently retailing for £13 at Illamasqua – available online or at counters. I bought mine at Selfridges.